Summer Holiday (album)

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Summer Holiday
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Soundtrack album by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
Released 18 January 1963
Recorded May - November 1962
Genre Pop, rock
Label Columbia (EMI) 33SX1472 (mono), SCX3462 (stereo)
Producer Norrie Paramor
Cliff Richard and The Shadows chronology
32 Minutes and 17 Seconds
(1962)32 Minutes and 17 Seconds1962
Summer Holiday
(1963)
Cliff's Hit Album
(1963)Cliff's Hit Album1963
Singles from Summer Holiday
  1. "The Next Time"/"Bachelor Boy"
    Released: December 1962
  2. "Summer Holiday"/"Dancing Shoes"
    Released: February 1963
  3. "Foot Tapper"
    Released: March 1963

Summer Holiday, is an album by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The album topped the UK Albums Chart for 14 weeks. Three singles from the album were released, beginning with the double A-side single, "The Next Time" and "Bachelor Boy", followed by "Summer Holiday" and lastly "Foot Tapper" (by the Shadows). All three topped the UK Singles Chart.[1][2]

Rare Release[edit]

A "special edition" double-album (limited to 80 copies) was given to the cast and crew of the movie and has since become very collectible, with an original selling for £498 in 2010.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Seven Days to a Holiday" (Cliff Richard, The A.B.S. Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers)
  2. "Summer Holiday" (Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Norrie Paramor Strings)
  3. "Let Us Take You for a Ride" (Cliff Richard, The A.B.S. Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers)
  4. "Les Girls" (The Shadows)
  5. "Round and Round" (The Shadows)
  6. "Foot Tapper" (The Shadows)
  7. "Stranger in Town" (Cliff Richard, The A.B.S. Orchestra)
  8. "Orlando's Mime" (The A.B.S. Orchestra)

Side two

  1. "Bachelor Boy" (Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Michael Sammes Singers)
  2. "A Swingin' Affair" (Cliff Richard, Grazina Frame, The A.B.S. Orchestra)
  3. "Really Waltzing" (Cliff Richard, The A.B.S. Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers)
  4. "All At Once" (Cliff Richard, The A.B.S. Orchestra)
  5. "Dancing Shoes" (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)
  6. "Jugoslav Wedding" (The A.B.S. Orchestra)
  7. "The Next Time" (Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Norrie Paramor Strings)
  8. "Big News" (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)

Personnel[edit]

Cliff Richard and the Shadows

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 1
Preceded by
Out of the Shadows by The Shadows
UK Albums Chart number-one album
2 February 1963 – 11 May 1963
Succeeded by
Please Please Me by The Beatles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cliff Richard". Official Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Cliff Richard". Official Charts. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Auction Details - Cliff Richard & The Shadows Summer Holiday Cast Only 2LP". popsike.com. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. ^ Gilde, Torre (1994). Den Store Norske Hitboka: en komplett guide til populaermuikken i norge 1958-1993 (doc). Oslo: Exlex. ISBN 82-7776-000-0.